BOA 2 was played on march patch. Many balance changes have been done after that but we have general idea of current meta.
Archer line is too strong-why?
a. They don’t cost food which help in booming and sometimes result in fast imperial even.
b. They can be easily massed as they cost less and many civ have bonus for archers.
c. Their upgrade costs are too less.
d. When compared to cav archer they don’t require stable, bloodlines, husbandry and parthian to be effective. CA also has fire delay and more costly than archer.
My suggestion- make fletching line 50% costly and reduce CA fire delay to 6 or 7 (currently 10)
Militia line and infantry UU (except goths)
a. No mobility
b. Die to archer, knights and everything else
c. Costly on food in early game (before booming)
My suggestion-Give scale mail +1/+2 and plate mail +1/+1 (wild I know). Make them 10% faster. Reduce their cost.
- Camel line- They are great unit but we still see them very less (except indians). Berbers, malians, saracens, byz all have very good bonuses but all of them are better at something else thats why we don’t see them often.
My suggestion- Make their anti cav bonus to +12/+24/+24 currently +9/+18/+18 for camel/heavy camel/ imp camel
For 20yrs same meta of archer flank and knight pocket is being followed. For a change make other units viable.
Let’s hear your suggestions